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Reflections and Frustrations: Crossing the Border from Peru to Bolivia

Peru was a hard country to leave. We’d had three whole months in which to explore its diverse and beautiful landscapes, enjoy its delicious array of culinary options, experience the vibrance and energy of its colourful festivals, and interact with its race of (mostly) warm and welcoming citizens. We’d been able to tick off some incredible […]

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The Cobblestone Streets of Ollantaytambo

A lot of people only visit Ollantaytambo (known as Ollanta by locals and visitors alike) as part of their Inca Trail trek.  This quaint little village with a population of just 700 is where most tour groups (ours included) stop for breakfast before heading to Km.82 (15 kilometres west of Ollantaytambo) to start the 4-day […]

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Cusco: The City Beyond Machu Picchu

Ok, lets be honest here.  Most people (myself included) come to Cusco in order to hike the Inca Trail (or one of the alternative routes) to Machu Picchu, and many spend just one or two nights here either side of the trek.   Sometimes that’s all our busy travel schedules will allow, especially if we […]

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